Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to 27 domestic and 29 international destinations in 15 countries across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. It was the last airline to circumnavigate the world because of its flagship NZ1/2 (Heathrow - Los Angeles - Auckland) and NZ35/38 (Auckland - Hong Kong - Heathrow) flights, which ended on March 2013 when Air New Zealand stopped Hong Kong - London flights, in favour of a code sharing deal with Cathay Pacific. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance global airline alliance, having joined in 1999.
First ClassBusiness Premier is the highest available class on Air New Zealand flights, available on both of the 777s and the 747. The seating is configured in a herringbone layout in a 1-2-1 configuration (1-1 on the upper deck of the 747), allowing direct access for every passenger to an aisle. Each seat is 22 inches (560 mm) wide leather and comes with an ottoman footrest that doubles as a visitor seat. The seat converts to a full length (79.5 in or 2,020 mm) lie-flat bed, for which a pillow, duvet and sheet are provided. Each seat comes with a large tray table, multiple stowage bins, a cocktail tray, a bottle holder, in-seat power, three reading lights, and an AVOD system with a 10.4-inch monitor. There is a slightly uprated seat on the 777-300ER, with lighter cream leather and purple trimmed seats. The in flight entertainment has also been improved, giving each seat USB and iPod connectivity, and a larger 12.1-inch touchscreen monitor.
Business ClassThe 767 is equipped with standard recliner business class seats due to its inability to take the Business Premier seat. Seating is in a 2-2-2 configuration, with a 15-inch recline. Each seat is fitted with a standard legrest and footrest, USB, iPod and power connectivity, and a 10.6-inch touchscreen AVOD system.
Premium Economy ClassPacific Premium Economy is in a dedicated cabin, which shares lavatories with the Business Premier cabin, available only on the Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER. The class has the same mood lighting, dining and wine selection and in-seat power as the Business Premier cabin. On the 747-400 the seats are wider than Pacific Class, while on the 777-200ER the seat width is the same as in Economy but with greater pitch; all seats have more legroom than standard Economy. Following positive reviews and high demand after its introduction, Air New Zealand re-launched its Pacific Premium cabin with added business class services, including priority check-in, priority baggage handling and the same baggage allowance as Business Premier (priority baggage handling and extra baggage allowance do not apply for passengers with connecting flights to other airlines). Seat pitch is approximately 41 in (1,000 mm).
Economy ClassPacific Economy is available on all aircraft, in a 2-3-2 configuration on the 767, a 3-3-3 configuration on the 777-200ER, and a 3-4-3 configuration on the 747 and 777-300ER. The seats have a pitch of 31 to 34 inches (790 to 860 mm), have a 6-inch recline, and have a flexible edge seat base to provide more leg support when reclined. Each seat has its own AVOD entertainment system, with a 8.4-inch screen on the 777-200ER and 747, a 9-inch screen on the 767, and a 10.6-inch touchscreen on the 777-300ER. On the 777-300ER, economy seats also have USB, iPod and power connections, a cup-holder and trinket tray, and a headrest designed to allow a special sleep pillow to attach to it, preventing it from slipping downwards during sleep.
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